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Motivational Quotes for Nurses

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Nurses don’t get enough of the praise they deserve. Luckily, as a nurse there are plenty of motivational quotes to get you through a tough workday.

“The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.” – William Osler

“Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell.” – Cass Canfield

“Nurses, one of the few blessings of being ill” – Sara Moss-Wolfe

“Save one life you’re a hero, save one hundred lives and you’re a nurse.” – Unknown

“It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.” – Stephen Ambrose

People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel! – Maya Angelou

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. – Simone de Beauvoir

To accomplish great things, you must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France


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Inspirational Quotes for Seniors

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We wanted to share some fantastic quotes from over the years about being elderly.  Some of them really are words to live by!

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis

“You know you’re getting old when you look at a beautiful 19-year-old girl and you find yourself thinking, ‘gee, I wonder what her mother looks like?'” -Anonymous

“Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.” -George Chapman

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

“The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.” -German proverb, origin unknown

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” -Satchel Paige

“Learning acquired in youth arrests the evil of old age; and if you understand that old age has wisdom for its food, you will so conduct yourself in youth that your old age will not lack for nourishment.” -Leonardo da Vinci

“To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Old age is no place for sissies.” -Bette Davis “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” -Frank Lloyd Wright

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.” -Thomas B. Aldrich

“Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.” -Muhammad Ali

“People are always asking me when I’m going to retire. Why should I? I’ve got it two ways: I’m still making movies, and I’m a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price.” -George Burns

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” -Mark Twain


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Fashion Passion Event

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What: Fashion Passion Fashion Show
Where: Mercato Naples
When: Thursday July 23 6-8:30pm

Join us this Thursday for our a great event supporting a great cause. We’re proud to sponsor Fashion Passion, a fashion show to help support the Pace Center for Girls of Collier County. It is hosted by Mercato which will also provide tasty treats. Drinks are compliments of the Laser Lounge Spa.

Get your tickets now! They are $40 and include the food and drinks, and 100% of your ticket price goes towards the PACE center for girls.

And don’t miss the flash sale at the event! You can save $50 on the upcoming Love That Dress event.

For information contact our lovely Elisabeth Nassberg 239- 431-6661


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Southwest Florida Origins

We recently told everyone about our expanded service area…

coverageIn case you missed it, we cover seven counties in Southwest Florida now, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, and Collier Counties.  We’re fans of history around here (that massive gallery of old American flags on Independence Day might have given that away…), but in Florida, history usually means Tampa and Miami.  What about Southwest Florida?  Well, we’ve got you covered.  We’re going to go over some of the more interesting history in our coverage area over several blogs, coming back to the subject every now and then.  To kick things off, lets take a quick look at those seven counties.  Specifically, why are they called what they’re called, and where did they come from?  Those county names reflect a lot of the history around here, so let’s get going!

Charlotte County

Seal_of_Charlotte_County,_FloridaFormed out of part of DeSoto county in 1921, the county was named for the Bay of Charlotte Harbor, which was in turn named for Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife of King George III, in 1775.  The Spanish originally called it “Carlos Bay,” so we almost had a “Carlos County”!

Collier County

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Carved out of Lee County in 1923, Collier County was named for Baron Collier, a New York real estate developer and businessman who moved to SWFL and built the Tamiami Trail for the state in exchange for having a county named after him!

DeSoto County

DeSoto_County_Fl_SealThis one is fairly self-explanatory.  Created in 1887 out of what was then Manatee County, it was named for Hernando de Soto (1496/1497–1542), Spanish explorer and conquistador.  He famously was the first European to cross the Mississippi River, and likely first landed in Florida on that voyage very near modern day DeSoto County.

Glades County

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Formed in 1921 from DeSoto County, the county was named after the nearby Everglades, which were, in turn, were named partly by British surveyor John Gerard de Brahm in 1773, who called the area “River Glades.”

Hendry County

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Formed out of Lee County in 1923, it was named for Francis A. Hendry (1833–1917), a Florida cattle rancher and politician who was an early settler of the area, and an officer in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Lee County

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Carved out of the original, massive Monroe County in 1887, Lee was named for famed Confederate General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), and has grown to become, by far, the largest county in Southwest Florida.

Sarasota County

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Founded in 1921 out of Manatee County.  Believe it or not, the word “Sarasota” is of unknown, probably Native American, origin.  The word has been used in the area since nearly the very beginning of European colonization, but there’s no record of where it came from.  A possibility is that it’s a Calusa (the original Native language in the area) word meaning “point of rocks” or “place of the dance.”  Again, there’s no way to know for sure!


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Pathways in Nursing

If you’re in the world of nursing, you know how many different career paths there are. People may refer to you as a nurse, but you may be a Registered Nurse, or maybe an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, or even a Nurse Practitioner. If you’re not a nurse, you are probably wondering what all these terms mean, and what the difference is between these different nursing fields.

Lucky for you, the internet is alive and well and full of creative people sharing their knowledge. The wonderful team at Nursing License Map created a useful infographic to walk you through the Pathways in Nursing. This infographic is especially helpful for those looking for ways to explain to non-nurses just how they got to where they are, or for those looking to enter the nursing field.

Source: Nursing License Map


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Outdoor Activities for Seniors

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It’s time to get out and enjoy the weather after a long winter. Once you get outside, what is there to do? Well…. a lot! Here are some great activities seniors can enjoy outdoors this summer. And don’t forget your sunscreen!

Fishing
If you have a lake, pond, or river nearby you should make use of it. There are likely tons of fish just waiting to be caught. Grab a rod and reel, some hooks, and bait, and you’re ready to go. If you aren’t comfortable standing, bring a chair and umbrella.

Sporting Event
There are likely tons of sporting events happening nearby that you don’t even know about. Local colleges may be having some sporting events, and they’re usually inexpensive. There may also be some amateur leagues, or if you’re in a larger city, you may have access to a pro team.

Bird Watching
This is a great outdoor activity for people of any age. Grab some binoculars, water, snacks, and a bird guide. Head outdoors and see how many you can spot.

Swimming
This is a great full body exercise that isn’t as harmful to your joints as running. Just doing a few laps in the pool will get your heart rate up, and you’ll stay cool while doing it.

Biking
Pick a spot and grab your bike. It always feels nice to bike around, feeling the breeze and going further than you would if you had walked. Try biking to the store, or maybe on a bike path trail. Check to make sure there are biking lanes in your area.

Hiking
If you’re up for some more physical activity, try hiking. Get a local trail map or check online to see what trails are close by. These guides should also tell you the distance and difficulty of each trail. Use this information to determine which trail you should try out.